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Development Manager

The Development Manager sits in the Development Team, which is responsible for delivering income to sustain and grow The Reader’s work and developing relationships that can help make that work happen. The Manager will work to generate funds from Trusts and Foundations and Statutory organisations. The post holder will input into the strategic overview of the department and the development of the annual fundraising strategy. The role will work collaboratively across the organisation to identify and develop funding opportunities and will build relationships externally with existing and prospective funders. Partnership and project working will be instrumental in the role.

The successful post holder will;

  • Maintain a solid understanding of the external funding environment, keep up to date with funding trends and developments in the sector.
  • Write high quality and compelling bids, proposals and applications in order to secure funding from a wide range of Trusts and Foundations and statutory organisations.
  • Write high quality and well-informed funder reports, using information drawn from across the organisation and including both qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Put together draft project-specific budgets for sign off where appropriate or required.

If you wish to apply please download our recruitment pack to view a full job description and application form. Please send completed application forms to

Based at

Remote / at our Head Office in Calderstones / Hybrid


35 hours per week / 1 FTE

Rate of pay

£30,000 per annum (Additional London Weighting available for London based applicants)



Reporting to

Head of Development and Partnerships


5pm, Wednesday 29th June 2022